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Buyers Assistant in Houston, TX at Star Furniture

Date Posted: 7/11/2018

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Job Description

Buyer’s Assistant


Star Furniture is hiring for a Buyer’s Assistant in our Merchandising department! We are seeking a fast-paced and dedicated person to assist our Buyers with a variety of tasks at our Corporate office in Houston, TX.


The ideal candidate is detail oriented, customer-service focused, and has experience with working in a collaborate, fast-paced environment. This position is a mid-level role that will offer excellent growth and development opportunities as our Star Furniture team grows!


About Star Furniture


Star Furniture, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a premier home furnishings retailer known for our quality control and customer service. Star Furniture operates twelve stores in Texas and is ranked fourth in the nation in furniture sales. We proudly sell home furniture, mattresses, bedding, rugs, draperies and more.


For over 100 years, Star has been providing our employees with the tools and training to succeed in a fast-paced environment. As we continue to grow, Star Furniture is searching for motivated individuals with a desire to work for a first-class furnishings retailer with top-notch customer service and quality. Join our team today!


Reports to: Buyer


Job Functions & Responsibilities:



•         Assists the Buyer to meet sales, profit, inventory, turnover, margin and return goals



•         Generates new product set ups



•         Process purchase orders



•         Performs re-buying / stock replenishment to maintain optimum inventory levels



•         Assists in managing in-bound inventory in collaboration with Buyer, Distribution and Supply Chain partners



•         Monitors supplier execution for all product related activities



•         Assists in meeting requirements related to marketing / advertising deadlines and ad in-stock




•         Process orders for custom order product

Job Requirements

Skills & Specifications:



•         Knowledge of merchandise and its locations



•         Knowledge of company sales system



•         Ability to communicate and write in English



•         Ability to operate a computer, telephone, fax machine, copier, filing system, calculator, and other office equipment



•         Ability to work the assigned schedule and be flexible when needed



•         2 years of experience in a retail environment, preferably within a furniture environment



•         Excellent written and verbal communication skills



•         Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including: PowerPoint, Word, Excel



•         Highly collaborative, able to establish and maintain relationships and displays the ability to work with many personalities



•         Excellent time management, organizational, multi-tasking skills with a high level of personal accountability



•         Highly motivated with strong work ethic and demonstrates flexibility


Compensation & Benefits:



•         Competitive base salary



•         Health, Dental, Vision insurance coverage



•         Generous employee discount



Job Location: 16666 Barker Springs Road, Houston, TX 77084